Bellini : NormaMiami, 1990 (Audio)
Director: Willie Anthony Waters
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Carol Neblett studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, and in 1969, made her operatic debut with the New York City Opera, playing the part of Musetta in Puccini's La bohème. With that company, she sang many leading roles, in La traviata, Manon, Ariadne auf Naxos, Faust and Boito's Mefistofele (opposite Norman Treigle).
In 1976, she performed Tosca with Luciano Pavarotti at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Later in 1977, she sang the part of Minnie, in La fanciulla del West (one of her great successes), with Plácido Domingo, for Queen Elizabeth's 25th Jubilee Celebration at Covent Garden, which was filmed live.
In 1979, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Senta in Der fliegende Holländer, in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's production.
She has sung with the Met in Tosca, Don Giovanni, Manon Lescaut, Un ballo in maschera, Falstaff and La fanciulla del West.
During her career, she has sung all over the world, including in San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Buenos Aires, Salzburg, Hamburg, Los Angeles and London. Her recordings include Musetta in La bohème, with Renata Scotto, Alfredo Kraus, Sherrill Milnes and Paul Plishka, for Angel/EMI, James Levine conducting (1979); La fanciulla del West, with Domingo and Milnes, Zubin Mehta conducting (DGG, 1977); Marietta in Korngold's Die tote Stadt, with René Kollo, Erich Leinsdorf conducting (RCA, 1975); Mahler's Symphony No.2 with Claudio Abbado and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a compact disc was issued of Miss Neblett singing in Mahler's Symphony No. 8, Levine conducting. Miss Neblett is featured in "James Levine's 25th Anniversary with the Metropolitan Opera" recording, singing an excerpt of Alice Ford in Falstaff, with Giuseppe Taddei.
She hasappeared in several performances on television, including a tribute to George London at the Kennedy Center Washington, D.C. She also appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.